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Lake County REACT
(Radio Emergency Associated Communications Teams)

Contact information:

Dale Waba
President
1027 North Lincoln
Madison, SD 57042
E-mail: dalreasa@iw.net

Bob Johnson
Vice-President
711 NE 3rd Street
Madison, SD 57042

Joel Brick
Treasurer
524 North Kansas
Madison, SD 57042




National Weather Service “STORM READY”
Awarded to Lake County and City of Madison
for 2002-2005
Recertified for 2006 - 2008

Recertified 2009 – 2011
Recertified 2012 – 2014

REACT RADIO FREQUENCY 453.225

 REACT Members Unit Number   REACT Members Unit Number
 Number Retired Unit 1    Mark Waba Unit 12
 Don Maag Unit 2    OPEN Unit 13
 Jim Enga Unit 3    Deb Stamm Unit 14
 Doug Merager Unit 4    Donna Patterson Unit 15
 Number Retired Unit 5    Scott Johnson Unit 16
 Cotton Koch Unit 6    Craig Falor Unit 17
 Dale Waba Unit 7    Veryln Vostad Unit 18
 Gary Callies Unit 8    Bob Johnson Unit 19
 Larry Johnson Unit 9    Dale Sorenson Unit 20
 Jayson Limmer Unit 10    Doug Huntrods EM-1
 Joel Brick Unit 11    Number Retired Unit 25
         

DECEASED MEMBERS

 REACT Members Unit Number      
 Jim Johnson Unit 1      
 Perry Richman Unit 5      
 Doug Jacobs Unit 8      
 Ron Hughes Unit 25      

 


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SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS and LINKS

REACT REFERENCE LINKS and INFORMATION

  

NOAA All Hazard Weather Radios  

A “NOAA All hazard weather radio” is a useful tool that can help alert families and businesses of coming severe weather as well as provide several additional emergency messages.  Since sirens are useful and designed for outdoors, alert weather radios take up the void when a home or business is not within hearing distance of a siren.  Weather radios can be placed in a residence or business to provide up to date weather information as well as early notification of a hazard for the user’s specific location.  Most weather radios can be programmed to utilize SAME or FIP codes for their specific counties.  Utilizing these codes allows only emergency messages designed for your specific or surrounding areas.   For additional information checkout the links provided by the National Weather Service (NWS).

Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) codes for Lake County and Surrounding Counties

  • Lake County – 046079
  • McCook County – 046087
  • Miner County – 046097
  • Kingsbury County – 046077
  • Brookings County – 046011
  • Moody County – 046101
  • Minnehaha County – 046099

National Weather Service warning tower frequencies

1 – 162.400 MHz (Sioux Falls)
2 – 162.425 MHz
3 – 162.450 MHz (Mitchell)
4 – 162.475 MHz

5 – 162.500 MHz
6 – 162.525 MHz (Brookings)
7 – 162.550 MHz (Huron)

Lake County Storm Shelter locations
(Available 24 hours a day 7 days a week)

  • 116 West Center Street, Madison SD
    Enter at Police Station entrance

  • 219 NE 1st Street, Madison SD
    Public Safety Building basement (Courthouse North side)

REACT TOTAL HOURS AND MILES LOGGED
1996 - 2013

YEAR HOURS LOGGED MILEAGE WHILE ON CALL
1996 351 3,059
1997 209 1,838
1998 290 2,987
1999 228 2,368
2000 337 3,227
2001 314.5 3,101
2002 329.5 2,782
2003 312.5 2,606
2004 334 2,909
2005 300.5 2,502
2006 226 1,693
2007 243 1,684
2008 315.5 1,975.5
2009 274 1,921
2010 425 3,526
2011 368.5 2,337
2012 359 2,427
2013 234.5 1215
Grand Total
(as of December 31, 2013)
5451 44,157.5

A Tribute to our fallen Comrade—PERRY RICHMAN
(Perry Richman was REACT Member No. 5)
Written by Dale Waba

"43-2…THIS IS REACT 5, DO YOU COPY?"

THE Tower Clouds were building; the oncoming storm was in sight,
The Weather Bureau had just made it official we could be in for a long, rough night.

"43-2"—"This is REACT 5"—A voice out of nowhere echoed loud and clear.
" Our guys are out there doing their job and they know that I will be near."
" I’ll be on the side, monitoring their every move during this night of anguish and fear"
" Until things are back to normal and once again appear to be safe and secure."

The raging storm moved quickly, bringing with it rain, lightening, and hail.
The sky lit up like the 4th of July and wind blew like a gale.
" Hang in there guys"—"the storm is about over," a voice out of nowhere seemed to cry.
Everyone felt a little more at ease just feeling that "REACT 5" was standing by.

The wind finally receded and there was clearing to the West.
The guys were ready to call it a night, go home, and get some well-deserved rest.
" 43-2"—"This is REACT 5"—His voice once again broke the silence of the night.
" Things are looking better now, there’s not a threatening cloud in sight."

"With the tower clouds disappearing and the further fear of storms so slight,"
" This is REACT 5 signing off and on the side, may we have a peaceful night."

REACT AWARDS RECIPIENTS

Occasionally, REACT will honor one of their members with a Service Award for their time and service helping to make Lake County a better and safer place in which to live. Past recipients of this award are:

 MEMBER
UNIT #
PRESENTATION DATE
YEARS OF SERVICE
 Perry Richman 5* July 19, 1995 19
 Doug Jacobs 8 June 26, 1996 18
 Jim Johnson 1* August 29, 1997 21
 Joel Brick 11 November 17, 1999 15
 Ron Hughes 25* December 6, 2000 15
 Dale Waba 7 January 29, 2002 15
 Bobby Johnson 19 January 23, 2003 11
 Larry Johnson 9 January 26, 2005 15
 Donald Thomson CD Alpha January 26, 2006  5
 Dave Bendt 6 March 28, 2008 14
 Jim Enga 3 September 28, 2011 16

*denotes that this number has been retired

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